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In 1925, Carlos Gracie established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil. In 1978, Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, and in 1989 he established the first Gracie Academy on North American soil in Torrance, California. Today, this location serves as the headquarters for a global organization with hundreds of affiliated schools and over 60,000 home-study students learning online in 196 countries. We invite you to join us on the mat at Gracie Academy Torrance to learn first hand what separates us from the rest!

Address: 2440 W. Carson St. Torrance, CA 90501 Tel: (310) 893-0400


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is for everyone! At the Gracie Academy, we offer specialized programs for the entire family: Gracie Bullyproof for kids (ages 5-12), Women Empowered for ladies only, Gracie Combatives for beginner adults, and the Master Cycle for advanced adults. For three generations, the Gracie family’s primary focus has been to teach jiu-jitsu in a way that is welcoming, safe, and easy for new students, especially those with no previous experience. Today, our patented teaching methods, unique programs, and welcoming introductory classes, allow anyone to experience the magic of jiu-jitsu without feeling intimidated or overwhelmed.

To read more about our proprietary self-defense programs for men, women, and children, and to watch cool introductory videos for each of our programs, click here.


While the Gracie Academy is internationally famous for the quality of its group classes, it’s been proven that private training gives students maximum comprehension in the least amount of time. Private classes enable the instructor to teach the lessons in the order that will optimize learning and to adapt techniques to suit an individual’s strengths and weaknesses. Each private lesson begins with a review of previously learned techniques, followed by the introduction of 2-3 new techniques. Once you fully understand the new techniques, the instructor will show you how to combine them with previously learned techniques in a series of Reflex Development Drills. This process continues until you have mastered all the techniques in the module.

Private classes offer maximum flexibility with daytime, evenings, weekdays, and weekends training opportunities. If it's convenient for you, it works for us. Moreover, if you can’t come to the Gracie Academy, we’ll come to you!


Most martial arts schools limit you to only one free trial class. At the Gracie Academy, we offer new students a 10-day free trial that includes a free uniform and unlimited access to all of our beginner group classes. We’re confident that the class structure, the camaraderie, and high quality instruction will convince you to let us guide you on your path jiu-jitsu mastery. If it’s not exactly what you are looking for, we will never charge you a penny (the only requirement is that you return the free uniform that we provided to you).

To take advantage of our 10-day free trial, or to schedule an introductory private class with a certified instructor, please contact our Student Services Director, Jackie Aure, by phone (310) 893-0400 or by email:

To review the class schedule and program prices for Gracie Academy Torrance, click here.